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How to apply for divorce: Procedure

How to Apply for Divorce: A Procedural Guide

A procedural guide on how to apply for divorce. It is important to note the difference between the various applications that can be made in family law. A common statement family lawyers hear is, “I want a divorce”. While that sentence’s meaning might be clear to a layperson, this can …

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Children order and how can you change name of a child after marriage

Changing Child’s Name After Separation

Following separation or divorce, it is not uncommon for a parent to want to change their child’s surname. A parent may want to change their child’s name after separation or divorce for a number of reasons, for instance: So that a child feels better associated sharing the same surname as …

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Property settlement in Divorce and family law.

Hiding Assets in Family Law Disputes

You may have heard someone say the line before, or maybe you have even thought to yourself – “I’ll just sell the ‘asset’ to my brother/mother/mate for a dollar”. This is quite possibly one of the most dangerous attitudes a party can have in a property settlement dispute and one …

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Property settlement and divorce

What is a property settlement and can you get it done before your divorce?

If you are separated and heading for divorce, consider finalising your property settlement as soon as possible to secure the best outcome for your future. What is property? Property refers to all your assets, financial resources, superannuation and liabilities. The Family Law Act defines property as being the ‘net asset …

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GPS tracking fro Domestic Violence

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN AUSTRALIA

Domestic Violence in Australia has been recognised as a major public health problem and it affects all people, irrespective of economic, educational, social, geographic or racial background.   Domestic Violence Statistics   Statistics reveal that, on average, at least one woman a week is killed by a partner or former partner in Australia and one in three Australian …

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Family law and property separation

Selling property after a separation.

A separation or divorce can be one of the toughest things a person will face during their life. There is a lot to think about; where will you live, who gets what, who will the children and pets live with etc. Here are the things to keep in mind when …

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Property Settlement

Inheritance and Property Settlement During Divorce

The question often arises as to how the inheritance should be dealt with in a property settlement during a divorce. Inheritance in property settlement during a divorce generally fall into one of three categories: Inheritances received during the relationship; Inheritances received late in the relationship or following separation; Anticipated or prospective …

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COVID-19 impact on Parenting orders.

COVID-19 Impact on Parenting Orders.

We understand that during these unprecedented times surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic, parents are naturally concerned about the safety of their children and how the restrictions will affect their lives and executing parenting orders during COVID-19. Children benefit from structure, routine and consistency. Therefore, as far as possible, parents should ensure …

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